Saturday, September 5, 2009

DAY ONE HUNDRED - the end

This is the last hours of my current challenge....

100 days of >95% raw vegan eating and new morning habits/routines!

How well did it acctuallt go then?
Well I'd say it went really well. I had a few days when I fell of the waggon, thou note more than a handful and never a whole day. Most days I stayed well beyond 95% as well, probably somewhere around 98-99% raw. I feel really proud, especially since I have no raw fooders living within resonable distance. Oh, sorry I do. About 20 minutes by car from where I live. I'm gonna meet this new found friend tomorrow. AWSOME!

My new routines are set and I feel strange when I don't do them - water, hatha yoga, cool shower, breakfast... :) I'm loving it! Perhaps I'll change my yoga session for another yoga session, thou I wouldn't give up morning yoga. It's such a great way to start the day, to get streched out and warmed up.

So looking back at my challenge I feel very proud. I love myself! It's seems as this summer was short and long at the same time. I been thru such awsome changes within my self. I have felt infinite love and deep sorrow, endless happyness and scary emptyness... I've felt ease of mind and hopefulness, joy and I have cried happy tears dancing with myself. It has been a wonderful journey and I feel a lot stronger, more convinced and healthier then ever. I have cleared my vision and I am rewriteing the story of my life - starting tomorrow with a new "challenge" I will get into a new routine.

My vision I stated a few blog posts ago. My goal is essentially the same (thou a bit adapted to my current life situation). The main part of my vision is freedom in all stages of life. Financial, emotional, logical, spiritual...

One step in creating financial freedom is not to raise my income, but to make my expences insignificantly small. Consuming less is my plan. Thou some things might be usefull to have, like clothes. So I plan to start (when I really need to) buy only hemp and organic natural materials clothes. I will also, and this is my new challenge, start to grow my own food. Doing so have several benefits. To name a few...
> Lowering food expenses
> Controlling my food from soil to plate so I can be surtain it's absolutely free from chemicals
> Minimizing transports
> Absolutely freshly harvested food

I will start by cultivating my own sallads and herbs. Since autumn is comming I will have an indoor plantation. So what I might need for the winter is an extra light for my plants, thats it. Planting is tomorrow! In a longer perspective I will build a winter greenhouse next summer to be able to grow even more exciting stuff... The panes I have already got. I got them from a building project we did at work, they where supposed to get thrown away so I could have them for free and in the same time do some recycleing. :)

One sad thing is that this blog is over... Yet I have a new blog - acctually an old one I dug up at the blog cemetery. So from tomorrow you'll have to go to THE RAW AVOCADO!

I have truely enjoyed these one hundred days, and I'm grateful for all support I have gotten from you... I always love you!

Bye bye
and see you soon at The Raw Avocado

In divine love and sound health
Your servant
:Pontus


DAY ONE HUNDRED - short rapport



Hello love,

I've reached day one hundred today and is celebrating with saturday waterfast. I'm soooo happy and proud and at ease with my new routines. I love them. Thou I will make one change from tomorrow; my waterfast will be removed and replaced by a juice fast on Wednesdays (starting on Wednesday).

I have been kind of neglecting a lot of internet things lately, includiing this blog. I have felt a bit down and have struggled some with my feelings. I feel a lot better today thou and will return by the end of the day to wrap up these days of rawness.

Now I'm looking into the upcomming 30 days new "challenge". I'll come back to this later today... Have an outstanding day today.



I love you! and remember;
You are always beautiful!

In divine love and sound health
your servant
:P

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

DAY EIGHTYTWO - peace and love

Loving you
Is like loving me
It just comes naturally

And naturally
Like I knew you where the one
Shining
Brighter than the sun
Naturally
Like I knew you where the one

Naturally
We love each other

/Slow Train

Today I ate my lunch in nature. It was soothing and I am now returning to "life".
I feel strong, calm and centered.

It's been a while so this is what I've been eating today so far.

1 litre of filtered alkalised water with nettlepowder
0,75 litres of green smoothie (250 g spinach, 1/2 cucumber, parsley, water)
1 litre of filtered alkalised water with nettlepowder
1 large salad (150 g leafy greens, 3/4 cucumber, sesame seed sprouts and avocado) plus
1 small tomato/zuchini salad (with olives, olive oil, sea salt and sundried tomatoes)

It's now 2 pm and I'm soon having another litre of filtered alkalised water with nettlepowder.

Today sunshine earns my greatest gratitude award :)

In divine love and sound health
your servant
:P

Monday, August 17, 2009

DAY EIGHTYONE - visions of tomorrow

Greetings beloved
Today I feel low, really low... and have done so for a couple of days. I feel empty, disillusionized, thinking about where I am in life. I woke up just to find that my vision and dreams do not match my current state even with all good will in the world, except for one thing - my family (Isak, Agnes and Linda). I'm constantly walking around in a bubble, daydreaming of being somewhere else...

As I opened my eyes I saw before me the glade where the kids used to play. Now they had walked with their mother to the gardens to prepare lunch. It was close to noon and I was starting to feel hungry. The sun was sprinkleing thru the leaves of the treas and the air was warm. A soft gust of wind made the leaves dance and the spots from the sun wink at me as I looked up. Something moved in the tree, probably a bird. I sat there for a while just staring. And then I moved my eyes to the glade and the small houses made of clay and wood surrounding it. I looked at the people working, relaxing and playing. About 20 persons divided in 6 families lived there, with only the most necessary contact with society.

The glade was really a permaculture garden filled with eatables. Right next to the glade, to the south and west, where the biodynamic allotments and on the east side was the lake. North of the small settlement was the fruit forest. It was also a cultivated forest made up of fruit trees, bushes with berries and nut trees. A couple of hundred meters to the northwest was the well. Pure spring water that flowed from the base of the ridge that streched from northeast to the west. Further south the landscape was more hilly and rough. I sat there with my own thoughts and didn't hear them comming. Suddenly someone put their hands over my eyes. I shrugged from the sudden occurance and tried to turn around. The person behind me danced along as I swung my body back and forth a couple of times and then she started to laugh.

I instantly recognised her soft voice. How could I not. I had seen her grow up from a small and helpless baby to becomming a strong and loving woman soon to turn seventeen. She was always happy, smiling almost constantly. She sat down beside me on mt left, my son on the opposite side of the table. As they did they set the table and I put my work down for the present. In a few seconds the table was set and as an angel she entered the scene. She was beautifully dressed in a light dress that brought out the best of her female body. She was as attractive on the outside as she was brilliant and loving on the inside. The shadows from the leaves danced over her and I felt the gratitude and love flood me. I smiled to her and she looked at me kindly, and then she let a warm smile conqour her face, almost knocking me of my chair. She put the food on the table and sat down on my right side. We united our hands in a circle and prepared for eating...


This is where I am - in my mind.
May all forces arise to make my dream come thru.
In divine love and sound health
your servant
:P

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

DAY SEVENTYFIVE - biodynamic effects?


Hello loved one

This is just a short stop. Today is celebration day. 3/4 of my challenge is behind me and only 25 days is before me. 1/4 remains; and then what?

I plan to stick with my routines. I feel great about them. Some of my initial routines have been forgottten thou those that mean something to me remains. This is my usual morning routine now:

¤ wake up
¤ drink 1 litre of water
¤ hatha yoga
¤ dry brushing (on weekends)
¤ cool shower/bath
¤ green smoothie breakfast (usually spinach, cucumber and fresh herbs, sometimes avocado)

¤ usally sallad for lunch and dinner with lots of greens
¤ raw snacks (I am not even tempted by anything less)

otherwise;
¤ >90% fresh raw food, <10%>95% raw
¤ 4 litres of filtered water with NaHCO3 and H2O2 (3 of 4 with nettle powder)
¤ 6-8 hours of sleep
¤ excersice 3-4 times per week (outside of morning yoga)
¤ 50-75% organic (depending on availibility)


The last days have been bringing me some concern, thou I have been eating well, high in greens. I had a high fever pitch Sunday evening (9th) reaching 40,4 C (104 F). On Monday it was gone by lunch. I also had a stinging feeling three times when I had a pee. Felt a bit like urethritis, thou after the third time the feeling disapeared. I also got a headache Sunday evening which peaked on Monday at noon yet I still have a slight feeling of pain when I shake my head lightly. My mouth feels sore, my teeth feels weak and brittle and my feces are a bit runny (sorry for bringing that up). I all changed on Sunday when a did a delayed waterfast (forgetting Saturday was Saturday). There is no good explanation for this except one that I can see.

Last week most food I ate was biodynamicly grown and locally produced. The food that did not fall into this category was at least organic. I got plenty of sleep, sunlight and water and excellent nourishment for my mind and soul as well. On Saturday I had a conventionally grown raw dinner and went to sleep... woke up on Sunday fasting. And by 6 pm I was starting to feel the first signs of fever - aching muscles. By nine I had my top score. My mouth and teeth (and also a sore on the lip) started to detoriate on Tuesday rather fast. From nothing to much in one day.

My only explanation is the food. Now I'm back home and the availibility of biodynamic food is non-existent and organic is between 50-75% of what I eat. Locally grown organic is almost non-existent as well, so most of that is shipped. I hope my body readjust fast. Still I'd rather have what I had last week. Thou I now have a new target, a new goal. Just have to find a creative way to get there. Move to the food or move the food to my store?

Today I'm grateful for the rain and having my sister on visit from Marocko. I love her very much.

What have life given you today that you can use in an empowering way tomorrow?

Infinite love and excellent health
your servant
:P

Sunday, July 26, 2009

DAY FIFTYNINE - the C.O.W.S. plan

Hello fellow humans

It's been a while and I wont be on for another week probably. I'm on vacation for three weeks. This upcomming week I will be at my parents in the south of Sweden. It'll be great fun to visit them. It always is. Still something is different this time. This time I'm on a 100 day utlimate health challenge, meaning I cannot under no circumstances eat outside the plan and I also have to keep my daily routine as accurate as possible; water and meditation-yoga-cold shower-breakfast. Start fast - finnish strong!

On the other hand, TODAY - not tomorrow - is the best day to change a bad habit. Today is the best day to let go of distructive behavour. Today is the best day to build confidence, self asteem and credability. Today is that day! I find it hard to stay "on the path" at my parents. My theory is that there is so much emotions being there, eating there. Being feed a standard diet with lots of love do not leave the heart untouched. It is good. It is fantastic to have had a childhood filled with love and joy and enough food. It have made me strong in who I am. My parents have always encouraged individual thinking and self confidence. And I have got just that - if I didn't I wouldn't even have started this raw journey in the first place, for it is totally against mainstream thinking and doing! Just being here demands strength from me. Going home will demand even more strength, yet I know I have it in me. I'm confident I will make it happen.

I thought I'd share a little info on my future eating habits with you. This will be a greater part of my diet within a few years. At the moment I'm focusing on the raw side with high alkalinity, yet I still eat a lot (2-10 per day) of sweet fruits and do not combine my foods very well (thou I am trying to at least for two meals a day). I strive towards Dr. Young's "C.O.W.S." Plan. The "C.O.W.S." Plan stands for the following:

"C" - Chlorophyll, Clay and Cleansing with green plant foods, green vegetable juices, liquid chlorophyll, and montmorillonite clay.

"O" - Oxygen and Oil including daily exercise for at least 1 hour and 2 to 3 ounces of unsaturated oil from avocado, hemp, pomegarnate, pumpkin, flax and olive.

"W" - Water that is pure and ionized at a pH of 9.5 and an electrical potential of -150 mV.

"S" - Salt and sunshine with an increase in sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium mineral salts and 30 minutes a day of sunshine.

I will also increase my grounding time to at least 4 hour per day and my outdoor time to at least two hours every day.



Today I'm grateful for the excellent health choices I have made today. I'm thankful for having spent the day alone with my daugher. I love life - and life loves me!


Until next time, LOVE, LAUGH and BE TRUE!

In divine love and sound health
your servant
:P

Monday, July 20, 2009

DAY FIFTYTHREE - do it right the first time!

My dear friend,

thanks for the sunshine you bring to my life.

A few days ago I decided to listen in (again) on an outstanding webinar called "100 day challenge" with Gary Ryan Blair (from which my challenge originated, http://www.goalsguy.com/). I find some of the knowledge shared in that webinar very profound for me and thought I'd share it with you. This is the philosophy:

Do it right the first time is not about being perfect.
It's about changeing perspective and improving your performance.

So pay attention to your behavour - it never lies! Find out when/where flaws occur, work proactively to adress these flaws in your behaviour so quality performance can take place.

Why then?
Because failure is more expencive than quality. It costs having to do the job again. For me meaning to have to set up for a new 100 day challenge similar to this one. I want to improve and add on in the next one, not do it all over. So I'm implementing a new strategy:

T.N.T - Today, Not Tomorrow

When is the best time to start fresh? When is the best time to eat raw? When is the best time to improve my health? When is the best time to resolve a crisis?

The answer is given; today, not tomorrow. Simple and powerful. Also success attracts people and oppertunities which impacts life positively. Success allows for the expansion of options, and network. And success builds good reputation and credability. Doing it right the first time grows boldness and confidence which allows for greater action. Doing it right the first time demonstrates values that leads to success and inspires to take on greater challenges with supreme confidence and boldness. So (apart from T.N.T) I will:

1) Raise my standards
2) Implement best practices
3) Set challenging goals (done)
4) Make excellence a core value

To clearify point four I also have to include the wise words of a bloved friend on excellence.

"I think one of the things that has helped me in my life is learning the difference between Excellence and Perfection... Perfection is usually this mark that I can never reach but excellence... well, excellence is a worthy and achievable goal."

I like her words. They're so simple. So down to earth, they just jump into your heart and makes you realise the simplicity of it. Excellence is a n achievable goal, perfection is beyond reach.

In divine love and sound health
your servant
:P

Friday, July 17, 2009

FIFTY DAYS - 50% challenge and 100% HAPPYNESS

WOOOOHAAAA!

and congratulations to me. I have made it thru the first half of the game, or my 100 day Ultimate Health Challenge. Looking in the rear view mirror it have been an easy trip after all. I have had a few days with some cravings, thou I can count them on one hand. I have slipped once eating bread with margarine, and once eating a cookie. Both times I have failed to focus on why I'm doing this and have instead focused on the feeling of communion eating "ordinary" foods gives. Still after both sidesteps I have had no problem getting back on the waggon again, and I haven't beaten myself up about it. I feel strong in my new daily routines, even thou I do not get in bed in time and have been a bit lazy getting up in the mornings lately (after all it's vacation time). Still I do my routines and eat my divine raw food, and I L-O-V-E doing it!

Perhaps I should have been celebrating more today, yet I have been very grateful today, very loving and very hamonious. So I feel no need to party. Acctually had a dance party all by my self day 48 so that can be an early celebration. I had these enourmous feelings of love and gratitude comming over me I danced and I cried and I screamed. I had so much positive energy just wanting to come out. And I did let it out. :D

Today I'll be breef and post a blogpost I read on nutrition regarding kidney failure and baking soda. Here it is. Enjoy!

"New research by British scientists suggests pHour Salts - sodium bicarbonate - otherwise known as baking soda - can dramatically slow the progress of chronic kidney disease.
The simple household product used for baking, cleaning, bee stings and acid indigestion is so effective it could prevent patients having to be put on kidney machines, the results show.
Around three million people in the UK suffer from chronic kidney disease, which may have a number of causes.


The condition ranges in severity from a mild degree of poor functioning to complete kidney failure.

Seriously affected patients may have spend time each day on a dialysis machine which takes over the function of the kidneys.

An estimated 37,800 patients in the UK receive renal replacement therapy, which may involve dialysis or a kidney transplant.

The cost of looking after kidney failure patients soaks up 3% of the entire NHS budget. On average, every patient on dialysis costs the NHS £30,000 per year.

The pilot study conducted at the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, was the first controlled test of the treatment in a clinical setting.

According to Dr. Robert O. Young, Director of Research at the pH Miracle Living Center, "sodium and potassium bicarbonate with magnesium and calcium carbonate has shown positive affects in hyper-alkalizing the tissues and organs and thus reversing many acidic symptomologies such as kidney dysfunction."

The findings have been published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology."

Source: http://www.articlesofhealth.blogspot.com/ (posted today)

In divine love and sound health
your servant
:P

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

DAYS FORTYSEVEN AND FORTYEIGHT - what if everything we know about digestion is wrong?

My friend,


most welcome to today. Today has great value. Today has the greatest value.

"Yesterday is a cancelled check; forget it.
Tomorrow is a promissory note; don't count on it.
Today is ready cash: USE IT!"


Be sure to spend it well. And be present!

I had a wonderful, free, outdoor, calm lunch today with Mother. Mother Nature that is. She gave me lunch at noon. Cherry leafs and cherries with wild strawberries (smultron in Sweden). It was delicious. I'm very grateful for her kindness and abundance. She even invited me to come tomorrow as well. I think I will. I'm very gratefull and filled with love today. Happy, happy, happy!

These last two days have been exciting in another way as well. Me and my great friend Pierre (http://rawild.wordpress.com/) just started a new community for rawfooders in Sweden and the Nordic countries. It's in swedish, yet norwegan and danish works fine as well. The basic idea of the community (GreenRoomSverige) is to bring rawfooders from Sweden and other Nordic contries togehter to stimulate growth and prosperity within the raw community. The aim is to create an island of union among rawfooders, a collage of knowledge for those interested in embarking on the raw journey and to share information on real life meetups/lectures/events. I have noticed, living alone with my rawness in a "cooked" environment, that feeling a spirit of togetherness is important. To be part of something. To share values, lifestyle and foods with others are as much a cultural as a social behavour. Several times I have strayed from eating raw foods towards "normal" foods just to realise I want to eat raw. Thinking about is afterwards I have several times concluded it was not because I wanted the food itself I ate it. I wanted a sence of communion. I wanted to feel unity with the people I surround myself with on a daily basis. It is true that who you spend time with is who you become. So then there are three options.

1/ change back (not an option really :) )
2/ change others (impossible, they have to change themselfs, thou you can lead the way)
3/ change your peer group ( whatever group of people that you care what they think about you and who you often spend time with).

So obviously option three is the best way, for this you can control. Yet it's hard to find alike people when it comes to raw food. Normally people don't wear T-shirts saying "I'm a rawfooder" (unfortunately - there should be a "law" :D ) And from the number of rawfooders in Sweden (outside the big cities) you probably would be alone waering that shirt anyway. So GreenRoomSvergie is a way to connect people in Swden and the Nordic countries. To creat new peers, new relationships and a feelings of belonging and unity.


Visit GreenRoom Sverige


Well, enough about that. Now let's take a look at the head line:
"What if everything we know about digestion is wrong?"

This is taken from the teachings of "the New Biology" by dr. Robert O. Young. A microbiologist who have devoted his life to health and nutrition and a new understanding of the human organism. He has done extencive blood tests - dry and live - studying the effects certain foods have on our blood and what dis-ease and health looks like in the blood for the last two decades. He strongly advocates the delicate alkaline/acid balance of the body and how disturbances in this balance leads to sickness and dis-ease. Among his theories is a rebellian view of what the function of the stomach is. Dr Young's theory is that the stomach is not an organ of digestion but an organ of alkalinity. It's main task is to produce sodium bicarbonate (NaCOH3) in order to alkalise the foods ingested. The fact that the stomach should be acidic and contain hydrochloric acid or HCL to digest food

"is one of the biggest scientific misconceptions ever. First, the stomach is NOT and organ of digestion. Most so-called digestion starts in the mouth. That's why your mom said to chew your food. The stomach is an organ that alkalizes the food and liquids that you eat. The stomach cells, called the cover cells, secrete sodium bicarbonate onto the ingested food and drink to alkalize the food, not to digest the food. For every molecule of sodium bicarbonate produced by the stomach for alkalizing, a molecule of hydrochloric acid is produced as a waste product. Hydrochloric acid or HCL never touches the food or drink but falls into the gastric pits of the stomach away from the food and drink as the sodium bicarbonate rises to the top to alkalize the food and/or liquids ingested. This is necessary in order to prepare the food in an alkaline state for the duodenum and the small intestine where the liquid food is then biologically transformed into stem cells. There is NO part of the alimentary canal that does not secret sodium bicarbonate for alkalizing. In conclusion, the stomach is an organ of contribution and alkalizing, not a digestive organ as medical savants would have us believe."

I stongly recomend you to take about 70 minutes of your time to invesigate more closely the human organism and "the New Biology". Please do. there is a great lecture on the subject, by dr. young here or go to youtube and search for Robert Young Omaha. It's a seven part lecture, be sure to watch them all (each is about 10 minutes so you don't have to watch them all at the same time.)

In divine love and sound health
your servant
:P

Monday, July 13, 2009

DAY FORTYFOUR, -FIVE AND -SIX - update

Beloved friend

You're welcome - as always. Today is day fortysix and I'm having a very good day. I had an outstanding run this morning to work. 7,5 k and the morning sunshine. It was very beautiful. Emotionally I'm very grateful today, and happy. My raw journey goes on...

Day fortyfour - saturday - was waterfasting day. It passed easily as well. I like waterfasting this day. One day is easy and it really helps to stay away from junk food treats (even raw ones). I might add juicing in after these 100 days.

I read this interesting article today; The Healthiest Foods On Earth by Jonny Bowden. Now I don't agree with all things in the article and above all I believe there are different stages of health. But YES, the core message is clear and I agree on that;

"The only thing these diets have in common is that they're all based on whole foods with minimum processing... Whole, real, unprocessed food is almost always healthy, regardless of how many grams of carbs, protein or fat it contains.
All these healthy diets have in common the fact that they are absent foods with bar codes. They are also extremely low in sugar. In fact, the number of modern or ancient societies known for health and longevity that have consumed a diet high in sugar would be ... let's see ... zero." (my emphasis added)

I still believe animal protein leads faster down the inevitable road to death than a whole-food plant based diet , yet if you consume meat in it's raw state from "free" animals (i.e. not keept indoors and not feed strange foods or chemicals) and eaten fresh you're a whole lot better of than eating the meat sold in your local food market.

Yet no matter how you look at it the averange american meal contains between 750 000 000 to 1 000 000 000 pleomorphic pathogenic microrganisms whilst the average vegan meal consisting only of plant foods contain less than 500 pleomorphic pathogenic microrganisms. So vegan, raw and low sugar is still preferred for a longer, healthier and more energized life.

In divine love and sound health
your servant
:P

Friday, July 10, 2009

DAY FORTYTHREE - paradise is where you are!

I just wanted to stop by... to tell you I love you. I wanted to let you know that I think of you every day. Even if you don't know it, don't feel it or don't believe it - you are a part of my life. For you are a part of this community called humanity. And humanity is part of the great community called life on planet earth. We are all integrating, intimitely connected thru nature - thru love, thru energy and thru forces beyond our wildest imaginations. Together we can ruin or recreate this world. This ONE world. This sacred place where life is abundant. This paradise. Realise that paradise is HERE. Right where you are. You live in paradise. All you need to do is to accept and embrace it.

In divine love and sound health
:P

Thursday, July 9, 2009

DAYS FORTYONE AND FORTYTWO - what if we got it all wrong?

Beloved friend,

I salute your presence. I feel your love. It flows thru you, thru me. I'm grateful for your decision to come. And I want you to know; no matter what you do, where you are and how you feel, someone loves you - always.

To day and yesterday have passed by slowly and easily. I've been feeling a bit low and perhaps that's why I've been eating more high sugar fruits. Sugars offset opiopates in the brain that makes us feel good, which really makes sugar an addictive toxin. Toxin because sugar is acid. Acid is dis-ease, low energy and death. There are seven stages of acidosis.

1) Enervation (loss of energy)
2) Sensitivity (allergies and asthma)
3) Secretion/irritation (mucous build up, that protects the body from acids)
4) Inflamation (localised acids)
5) Induration (crystalized acids, i.e. stones and solid acid waste, including fat)
6) Ulceration
7) Degeneration (cancer, MS and other degenerative diseases that break down the cells of the body)

All stages are protecting the body from death and helps the blood to maintain it's proper pH at 7,365. In order to maintain the pH of the blood the body will do whatever it takes to neutralise acid waste. It will...

...retain water to dilute acids.
...retain fat to store acid waste when it cannot be eliminated thru the for channels of elimination (urination, defecation, perspiration and respiration).
...create cholesterole to protect the arthery walls from acid damage.
...prematurely clot to protect the body from internal bleedings.
...leach minerals from other body tissues as bone (calcium) or muscle (magnesium) tissue to neutralise acidity.
...form tumour to encapsulate morbid cells and protect the body from acid waste products thereof.

Then what is alkalinity? Simply stated, it's free electrons - it's electricity. These electrons create an electrical charge and this is the fuel of the body. All functions of the body are electrical impulses. Muscle movement, thought, metabolism and so on. That's why raw food is so powerful. It's has a negative charge creating good alkaline energy for the body. And the sooner you eat the raw food after it's been picked the better since the charge starts to drop as soon as the food loses contact with mother earth.

This aligns sound with the phenomena of grounding as well. Grounding is "contact with mother earth". And naturally it cannot happen with an isolating element between you and our mother. This has been proven and measured in research (since electricity is easy to measure). Grounding allows nature to provide to you electrons than will heal and energise you, just like alkaline foods will. For the human body is alkaline by design, it runs on electricity. And just like with an alkaline battery, the alkalinity of the body will determine the endurance and health of the body.

And there is more to come...

In divine love and sound health
your servant
:P

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

DAYS THIRTYNINE AND FORTY - confession and NLP

Honoured friend

I have a confession to make. Yesterday I learned a great lesson about my self and my body. As I look in the rear view mirror I see I haven't been focused enough these last few days. I havn't really noticed myself, still I can feel it inside looking back. I lost my drive and I let my surrondings take control of me. This was a big mistake, yet ending up as I did was a valuable lesson and the incident have perhaps made me even stronger and more convinced in what I am doing and for what reason. So if you haven't already figured it out; I had two sandwiches with magarine yesterday (for sure you figured out I had sandwiches with margarine, probably even the brands ;) ).

Lets begin where it all began, 9.30 am. Coffee break (which I usually skip). The cafeteria was close (is still for four weeks) so my colleagues (those not on vacation) bought bread and toppings. They made coffee and made our conferance room cozy (not really) and they even bought me a couple of bananas. So far so good, yet I usually skip this "meal" for two reasons. First, I'm most often not hungry at this time of the day, and if I am I usually have a good drink of water which will last me until noon. Second, I haven't dealt with my issues regarding my weakness for bread (texture mostly), yet I thougt it'll be ok for I haven't had any craving for anything except raw food for the last two, three weeks. At first everything went on fine, then suddenly, from a clear blue sky, lightning struck me and I got this urge for bread. I was obvisously not ready and totally out of focus. I didn't have any then thou. But I just couldn't let go of those thoughts of biting into a nice slice of bread. By 5 pm I did, twice. I had two slices of white bread with magarine, felt fine and went home. Had 1 litre of green smoothie with avocado and without fruit (partially to compensate for alkalinity, partially because I like it) at seven and that made me feel a bit strange, as if someone plugged my intestines (duh(!), of course I did). After about half an hour I started to feel really tired, REALLY tired. And nausea. I was so close to throwing up. I didn't. I read my son a bedtime story and fell asleep beside him. At midnight I woke up, went into the kitchen and had a litre of water (as I usally do by bedtime) and went to bed. I had to get up immideately. It felt like the water was running up my throat. As if nothing was changed since the smoothie, I still felt plugged. After a while things setteled and I want back to bed. I managed to fall asleep with some pain in my stomach and a very unpleasant feeling of nausea.

During the night I woke up several times as water rose from my stomach, thru my throat and into my mouth. It was not a good feeling for sure. I always put sodium bicarbonate in my water to alkalise it so the water wasn't sour, thou it had that yucky taste from hydrocloric acid. Once I got up and had hlaf a teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate. I rinced my mouth thoroughly and swallowed. That seemed to help. After a 11 hours (from falling asleep the first time) I woke up and felt as any other day, thou I felt a bit stiff at my morning yoga.

What did I learn from this experience then?
First and foremost, keep you mind closed from outer influences. Don't loose focus of your objective. By doing so you open your mind for outer influence which might intrefere with your plan.
Second, 40 days on +95% raw and high alkaline is enough to make the body vunerable for acidic processed foods.
Third, I'm so not ready to sit down at breakfast yet with my colleagues. And honestly I don't know if I really want to. Thou I really have to work on my psycological "need" for bread. Lucky me a have a few good technichs in my back pocket, like the scrambleing pattern technich (NLP) or the switch pattern technich (NLP as well). Fast and simple. Just make sure you are present, have a quiet calm place and some time.

The scramleing technich is really simple. Do you remember any situation you don't feel so great about. Perhaps even very unconfortable with. Get a clear picture of it in your mind Like a movie. Feel it, smell it and hear it as well. Get as associated with it as possible (even thou it's a bit painful - yet not pain not gain as they say). Now play that movie backwards, and forward, and backwards again, make funny sounds/noises appear, funny colours, fun music (perhaps some cartoon music). Keep playing the movie backwards and forwars, faster and faster and faster. Speed up the sounds as well. Hear those words with comming out with a Micke Mouse voice. Laugh! Repeat this for a few minutes. Now think of the situation. How does it make you feel? Better? Repeat again for a few minutes. Now you have scratched your memory like a scratching a record. It just doesn't play the same tune any longer. If not pleased with your outcome, repeat until you are.

The switch pattern is also a simple task. Picture and get really associated with something you'd like to change your image about. If it's a food (as in my case) picture yourself eating it, the texture, taste and smell. How does it feel? What feelings do you feel? Now picture something that makes you feel really disgusted. Get REALLY associated with it. Feel it. How does it make you feel? Really bad? Low? Humiliated? Any feeling of fear is good. Focus on that feeling really hard. Now picture the thing you'd like to change your feeling about and associate with it once again. Then bring in those bad feelings. Make them flood you. Now back to your food/thing. And back to those negative feelings again. Back to the food/thing. And negative feelings. Repeat this for ta couple of minutes. Be very present. Now check you success. Picture the food/thing. What do you feel? Negative feelings? Repeat again if your not pleased with your outcome. It may take a few times.

Today I'm very grateful for this lesson I've learned. I'm thankful for getting myself to take action in doing the switch pattern on my bread addiction. I love myself for taking care of me. I love my family and I love you my friend. I feel Gods love circulating in my life. I feel blessed.

Live long and live strong!

In divine love and sound health
your servant
:P

Sunday, July 5, 2009

DAY THIRTHYEIGHT - and more


Hello dear friend


I have been absent from this space for a couple of days and I have missed you. The passed days have been quite busy and yet with a lot of fun and exciting things to do. Lets go thru them in briefly.


Day thirtyfive

I had a blessed evening with my family on the beach. The weather was really warm and sunny. So we decided to (after quitting work) have supper on the beach. We took a dip and built sand castles. Eating was good all day, all raw and high alkaline. And I had an awsome conversation with a great friend. I feel something is starting to move.


Day thirtysix

Started to create a new project and it got me all swollowed up. I got so excited I didn't even take time to write you. Eating was like every other day - great! I was very thankful for this new project I'm a part of. I'm very excited about the future.


Day thirtyseven

WATERFASTING went really well. I didn't even feel tempted to eat, except for wanting to have the deliciuos strawberries we bought. I focused on something else and the temptation was gone. The evening we spent with a few friends and that went absolutely faboulous as well, even thou I waterfasted. I also biked a 30 km trip. I felt very good all day and I'm truely grateful for having sound health. I have noticed I'm getting more defined muscles lately.


Day thirtyeight

Today, even thou still not time for bed yet, I have successfully made another raw day with high alkalinity. I started the day late, due to getting in bed really late last nigth, with one litres of water, yoga, dry brushing, showering and then another litre of water. At four pm I felt hungry after we came back from the store and I had 1,5 litres of carrot greens/cucumber juice (1 litre water added). At five I had supper and finished of with an awsome dessert.


Strawberry/lemon cream

1 dl diced strawberries

1 slice lemon (with about ½ of the peel from the slice)

1 soft avocado

1 pinch of sea salt

1 pinch of dried stevia leafs

water (about 1 dl)


Puré in mixer until smooth, serve with sliced strawberries.


Today I'm grateful for having so lovely , playful kids. I love them and they love me back. Now I need to go and play with them. :)

What are you grateful for today?


In divine love and sound health

your servant

:P

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

DAYS THIRTYTHREE AND THIRTYFOUR - 1/3 done

Hi

How do you feel? I feel excited! Yesterday I passed another magic limit. I'm now one third into my challenge and it feels absolutely great! Yesterday I also listened to a very interesting webinar on the importance of pH.

If you'd like to hear it, and it is very profound, go to https://m4group.infusionsoft.com/go/SMSBP/ph
and register.

It's absolutely free. So what are you waiting for? The series are almost all the way thru so I suggest you go and listen within a few weeks.

My suggestions are primarely
> Importance of pH
> Water

You can also listen to the seminar that sparked this challenge of mine; 100 day challenge.

In divine love and sound health
your servant
:P

Monday, June 29, 2009

DAYS THIRTYONE and THIRTYTWO

Hej (Hello)

If your feeling half as great as I am right now you are unstoppable. :) I feel really energized and vibrant, I feel extatic and brilliant. I just feel tremendous. And loving. And grateful. And really, really juiced to take on the challenges of life. I feel passionate about moving myself to a new place of higher meaning. And I have a compelling vision. My plan is under construction so I won't share anything yet. But be patient. I will in time.


Also reading "the China Study" by T. Colin Cambell PhD, is really blowing my mind. Sure I knew animal protein wasn't good for the body before and devastating to the planet (at least in it's industrialised form) and so not helping world hunger. But this! It's just amazing how potent diet is in terms of health and disease (or dis-ease). Just finnished reading the studies made in laboratories. This is the wrap up.


Animal protein, eaten at normal western amounts (20% of diet), promotes cancer growth. Rats given a known carcinogen (aflatoxin, one of the most potent) on a 22% protein diet were all dead from cancer within 100 weeks, while another group of rats given the same amount of the carcinogen and a 6% protein diet "were alive, active, thrifty, with sleek haircoats at 100 weeks." It was a hundred to zero. Stunning isn't it. Read the book. I recomend it from the deepest of my heart, with true love, for your health, no matter if you eat animal protein or not.


Note: T. Colin Cambell, PhD have spent his entire life within "the mainstream system" of science and health.
Today was day thirtytwo. I feel very confident about my raw habits at the moment. I even resent cooked food. Since day 25 I have been trying to keep a higher alkaline profile on my food. It have been a success so far. I have set the limit to (in visual amount) 20% acid forming foods. I follow the studies and science of Dr. Robert O. Young in this case. Here are the charts of foods I eat, foods I eat sparingly and foods I don't eat, as presented in "Sick and Tired - reclaim your inner terrain". I just looked it thru yesterday and will read it after I've finished "the China Study". I have read "the pH miracle" by Dr. Young several times, yet I think "Sick and Tired" are more scientific and less written for the public at large.
I'm feeling amazing eating a high alklaine diet and most of these last days I've been far above my limit. For sure touching 90%. This is my intake today:
6 am; 1 litre of pure alkaline water with nettle powder
7 am; 0,8 litres of green smoothie (250 g spinach, 2 dl cubed pineapple, 1 banana)
9 am; 1 peach, 1 banana
11 am; 1 litre of pure alkaline water with nettle powder
12.30 pm; cabbage salad (1/3 of a medim [bulgarian] cabbage head, 1 large cucumber, 12 wild harvested plantain leafs, some wildly picked hiprose flower leafs, 1 clove of garlic)
3.30 pm; 1 litre of pure alkaline water with nettle powder
7 pm; 1 litre of pure alkaline water with nettle powder (playing fotball/soccer)
9 pm; 0,6 litres of green smoothie (peppermint leafs, balm leafs [citronmeliss], ground elder leafs [kirskål], dandileon leafs, 2 handfulls of alfalfa sprouts, 1 avocado, stevia and some water)
soon; 1 litre of pure alkaline water (before bedtime)
This have been an excellent and most empowering raw alkaline and sunny day. I'm very grateful for making this a reality, for challengeing myself this way (100 day UHC) and I'm very grateful for having a wonderful family, excellent friends and lots of love flowing in my life. I grateful for the love I feel flowing from inside. I love living, giving and loving. I love you. I feel the love.
Thank you.
In divine love and sound health
your servant
=P

Saturday, June 27, 2009

DAY THIRTY - waterfasting again (and DAY TWENTYNINE)

As always your most welcome my friend. No matter where you are, who you are or how you are; I love you! You are a part of this eternal now, shaping the future, creating this world.

I have been waterfasting today, and I've been feeling like crap all day. I haven't been low in mood, just tired, aching and sleepy. I have had this really bad ache in my back muscles... I hope it's some kind of cleansing thing, for I don't know where it came from. Just struck me about lunchtime. I'm feeling full of love thou.
Yesterday evening I indulged on cashews, chocolate/hazelnut cream, raisins and almonds and I think that I might have overdosed a bit. I had this terrible headache this morning and was really thirsty. Felt like I had been out drinking last night. During the past week I have been eating less nuts and sweet fruits and I have been focusing on leafy greens instead. At least I will try to stay as far from cashews and chocolate as possible since, from the research I have studied they are quite acidifying to the body. Even listed as foods never to eat (for alkalisation). Sure I can have them sometimes, yet just less and more rarely.

I'm grateful today for the plentyful sunshine soaking my body, for spending time with my family, for feeling great about waterfasting and for being a part of now.

I love myself, you, my kids and my family. It makes me feel awsome and fullfilled.
I wish to ask you to do a favour. Give love to at least one person today. Give it unconditionally and without hesitation. Give it from your heart. And give without expectation. Give it to anyone you choose; your lover, your kids, your best friend, worst enemy, a stranger, mum, dad, sibling, grandparent, neighbour or yourself. Just make sure you give it as described above. From your heart, unconditionally and without expectations. Thank you for making this world a beter place to live. I love you always.
In divine love and sound health
<3

Thursday, June 25, 2009

DAY TWENTYEIGHT - good foods of my choice

I embrace your love

and welcome you in gratitude. What have been excellent for you today? My day have been great in many ways. I have had time to do my morning routines and have gotten into a new habit of doing green smoothies in the morning. I spent time in the sun and allowed my body to soak some of that pure energy. I went for a run after work and finished of with some strength training. Had a dandileon/carrot/celery juice afterwards and some watermelon. I'm very grateful for the outstanding health choices I have made today. I'm gateful for the sunlight. I love being able to do my morningyoga outdoors. And I love my kids, my family, my friends, you, me and "the Force" (or God, Allah, the Universe if prefered).

Today I have had great meals and a rather low fruit intake (2 bananas, 1 peach and 6 slices of watermelon) Apart from that I have been eating highly alkalising foods and a lot of wildly harvested greens. I'm very exited about tomorrow, for then I will continue my journey. I long to live every day.

I thought I'd post some pics today of foods I have been eating the past 28 days. Enjoy.

video

In divine love and sound health

your servant

Pontus

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

DAYS TWENTYSIX AND TWENTYSEVEN - the power of feelings on your health

Hi dear friend,

I so happy to be alive, I'm feeling so vibrant and so grateful. I love. I'm loved.

These last two days have past by without anything special to report. I have been gratefully following my program and have had a bit less "sweets" and more greens. I feel great about it. I have been picking a lot of wild foods, like dandileon leafs, clover leafs and Common Plantain leafs. Had some on my kale salad today, and some more just an hour ago in a wild green smoothie. I feel very energised at the moment. I have made my "new" daily routine a habit I feel, mostly since I feel I need to do it to feel good. If I miss my morning yoga for some reason I always take some time at lunch to stretch.

I assume we can agree on the importance of food to gain better health, yet I belive there is a whole lot more to it. I belive health is built from four cornerstones.

1) Positive thinking/feelings
2) Diet
3) Excercise
4) Meaning/spirituality

I will go thru them all over the upcomming posts, starting with 1).


Positive thinking/feelings
This is the most important thing you can do to creat health in your live;
have an positive outlook on things!

First, you have to realise YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR FEELINGS. I'll say it again, for it is that important:

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR FEELINGS

You have the power to choose what you want to feel, and therefor you own you feelings. Noone but you can make you feel bad, glad or sad. To bad we wheren't born with a manual to our brain. Yet the answer is out there and within yourself.

Understand, and realise, you own your thoughts. You may have lend them to another authority yet know that you can reclaim them back at any time you choose. So in order to reclaim the power over your own thoughts you have to start doing some simple things, things that don't call for greatness of mind, physical strength or health. This is the key:

1) Control your focus.
What do you see, hear, speak, think about? This is step one. You have to redirect your focus. What can I focus on that will empower me? What gives me hope and joy? Who do I love?
2) Interpret what you focus on in a positive way.
How is this good? How can I use this? How does this make me grow?

It's that easy! For the brain can only focus on one thing at every single moment.

I was feeling really bad and depressed this winter. I felt my life was useless and without meaning. I didn't love myself. So I took action by doing these simple two things. I changed my focus and started to tell myself the good report of what I experienced. I started to tell myself "I love me", a clear change of focus from my former "I'm not enough". At first it felt a bit odd, now I know I'm not worth anything less.

So, how does a positive attitude affect your health, except from feeling great. For sure your body's health affect the emotions of your mind. Yet also do your thoughts and feelings affect the health of your entire body. Bottom line, your mental state is critical, and probably the most important thing for the health of your body.

Every function of the body creates metabolic acids, therefor an alkaline diet is crusial. Still your emotions - or mental state - if it's negative, can create more metabolic acids than acidic foods eaten. "In fact, you can create two or three times more metabolic acids from your thoughts or your mental and emotional state than from ingesting highly acidic dairy, animal protein, sugar or alcohol." (1)
How does it work then?
"When you have a thought or say a word, it requires electrical or electron energy for the brain cell(s) to produce those actions. And as you carrying on with that thought, you are burning or consuming energy. And when you are consuming energy in your thoughts, you are producing a biological waste product called acid and an energetic acidic waste product which can be measured in hertz and decibels. Next, if the metabolic acids from your thoughts are not properly eliminated... then the acids from your thoughts are moved out into your connective and fatty tissues­." (1)
What does this mean to your health?
"As the excess and overload of metabolic acid from your emotions are thrown out into the body tissues, this can easily lead to all sorts of symptomologies: lupus, fibromyalgia, arthritis, muscle pain, fatigue, tiredness, obesity, cancerous breasts, cancerous prostate, cancerous stomach and/or bowels, indigestion, acid reflux, heart burn, heart attacks, and the list goes on and on." (1)

The greatest problems can arises with our habitual feeling, if they are negative. Locate you habitual feelings by writing down all your feelings during a week, notice feelings that are constantly recurring, espessially negative ones. Why and when do they arise? How are these feelings usefull for you? What need do they help you fill? For example if you get angry a lot that might be a way for you to meet your needs for significance, connection and security. This is probably a strong feeling for you then. So ask; how can I meet these needs in a more empowering way? Can I do a positive empowering feeling and still accomplish the same feeling of significance, connection and security? Can I solve the problem that made me angry/sad/irritated in a positive way?

"Emotions are energy in motion. When you are (e)motional, you are energetic, either in a positive or negative way. And if you are energetic in your (e)motions, you are literally energy in (e)motion. You are now producing metabolic acids at a very high rate which is a waste product of such (e)motions that will make you sick, tired and depressed... On the other hand, positive (e)motions, such as love, peace, hope, faith, joy, forgiveness and charity can be alkalizing to the blood and tissues. These (e)motions require far less energy in motion and can cause you to be relaxed in your mind and stop the playing of an acidic movie in your head. Students of higher consciousness know that you can even enter into a state of bliss wherein you have no thoughts and wherein you are producing no metabolic acid." (1)

So relaxing your mind is aslo a good way to get into better health. Good and positive feelings are soothing to the mind. This is where you need to focus. What is good about this? Ask this question always. Anthony Robbins have five excellent and empowering questions for solving problems:

1) What is great about this problem?
2) What is not perfect yet?
3) What am I willing to do?
4) What am I willing to stop doing?
5) How can I enjoy the process?

Also practicing calming breathing is an outstanding way to relax your mind. I use my five fives twice daily;
breath in for 5 seconds, hold 5 seconds, breath out for 5 seconds and hold for 5 seconds, repeat 5 minutes.
The span of one breath is not that important, find a time that is soothing and comfortable. Feel how energy flows and love surrounds you. Focus on your breathing...


Today I'm grateful for having these miracle gifts in my life; I can
See
Hear
Smell
Feel
Taste
BREATH
LAUGH
LOVE

I love YOU, and me.

In divine love and sound health
your servant
:P




(1) Young Life - Young Energy - Young Love: E-mail from dr. Robert Young dated 19 June 2009

To learn more about the science of Dr. Robert go to:
www.articlesofhealth.blogspot.com

Monday, June 22, 2009

DAY TWENTYFIVE - and some catching up

Greetings,

my fellow carrier of the divine love it is time to act. Go out into the world and give the message of love to all and everyone. I cannot tell you how, for you know your heart better than I. Follow it and it will tell you. Your soul is a part of the divine love of the universe and therefor always know the answer. Get connected to your soul and listen carefully to your inner voice. You know every answer, and every question.

Today I made day twentyfive on my challenge for ultimate health a reality! WOOHAA! I feel very good about it. I feel uplifted and strong. I feel loving and grateful. I feel unstoppable - almost...

I had a few really bad cravings this Saturday during my waterfast and I can only refeer that to high consumption of sweet fruits and cashews during the week and especially during Friday (we celebrated midsummer this day). I managed to steer clear this time and saved my emotional eating for Sunday and today. I haven't eaten cashews since and will try to keep away for a while. I will also try to grab an alkalising snack instead. This evening I made a small ginger bread dessert with dates, almonds, cinnamon, clove, ginger and cardamon. It reminded me of Christmas (usually we only eat this combination of spices during Christmas season) and I thought; how great is that. Now I don't have to worry about wanting those delicious ginger bread cookies, I'll just make my own. Then I had a small sallad and since I still felt a little snacky I had som rasberry sorbet (home made with just rasberries, nothing else added). I see this pattern of wanting to snack all evening so I better get some healthier snacks ready, like carrot sticks, cucumber slices, paprika slices ect. and some delicious and nutritious avocado dip. Ouh! Better get my mind on something else than food. Perhaps some soul food.

I'm ready to continue my challenge. The next seventyfive days are going to be even better. I'm gonna make sure they are. I will keep posting thoughts, knowledge and love as usual. No worries.

For now this is it. I feel obliged to end todays notes with something one of my more outstanding friends wrote in a blog post today. Something that resonated so deep and in harmony in my heart it almost stopped. She wrote:

"Love Everyone, all the time. Even yourself. Love the mailman. Love your mom. Love George Bush. Love Osama Bin Laden. Love OJ. Love Jerry Springer. Love Ghandi. Love a solider. Love a thief. Love a rapist. Love a saint. Love a priest. Love a SAD eater. Love a widow. Love a child. Love a cow. Love a spider. Love a southerner. Love a westerner. Love someone who hates you. Love someone who loves you. Love a stranger. Love an old friend.
It is that simple. It is that hard."

Thank you Rachel for being you.

And thank YOU for reading todays post. I hope I sparked something inside that makes you want to make this world a little bit better place to be. Start within, start to love yourself and let it pour on the world. Then you will undoubtably live a miracle. For it is true, as Einstein concluded; either there are no miracles, or everything is a miracle. Make sure to live no less than what you deserve. You are a miracle. You are love.

In divine love and sound health
your servant
:P

Thursday, June 18, 2009

DAY TWENTYONE - live-give-love

I salute you dear friend
in love and unity.

Another day have passed in my life. Another raw day... another great day moving towards greater health, more vitality, more energy and greater endurance. I am grateful for choices made today. Eating healthy, spending valuable time with a thoughtful and wise friend, doing my daily routines (outside of eating). I love my kids and family. I love my friends. I love! So lets talk about love today.

I am love. You are love. Our souls made of love. We are all one and we are love. Love is the core of all humans. Every childs love is unlimited and totally unconditional. Love is unity. And it's lost in the illusion of separation. The illusion of us being parted. Divided from each other, from nature, from other living creatures, from the universe. When we see ourselfs as one, love is inevitable. We cannot discard nature when we are one with it, we must love it, for it is us. We cannot hate our neighbour when we realise she is a part of me, not apart from me. Whatever you bring to the world you bring to yourself.

When it comes to giving love it's easy. Giving is living. Living is loving. And loving is giving. It's a sacred trinity. Any of these expressed from the heart leads to the next, that leads to the next and so on. Remember one thing. Love withheld creates fear (and fear can lead to anger, depression or even rage), yet not for the other person but for you. Let me explain in a very intelligible way, simply because it is so important for your wellbeing.
If someone does not meet your rules for satisfying your need (whatever it may be; love, connection, significance, trust, reliability; you name it) and you , as a punishment (and I know you don't do this) decides to withhold your love for that person. Perhaps he/she didn't do the dishes, as you hoped, by the time you came back from the grocery store. So you decide to not give that hug or kiss you planned, that touch, say those words.
"So who's getting the punishment?"
Well, you are!
"How come?"
All love comes from inside yourself, even love given to you.
"What!?"
Think about it. Really hard. If you give love, you feel love, as it flows from your heart and soul. If you recieve love, you must accept the love given. The only way to do that is to love yourself enough to accept you can be loved by others. Loving yourself is no different than loving someone else, for we are all one. You have to give love to yourself to recieve love. And by giving yourself love, you will feel it as it flows from your heart and soul. If you don't love yourself, you won't feel the love given by others to you. If you restrain your love for others you'll close the gate to those feelings for you will stop giving. If you stop giving you will stop loving and soon enough you'll stop living. If you are not living you will not love yourself and if you don't love yourself you cannot recieve love from others. It just goes round and round and round. The first law of the universe states this; love feeds love. Or more commonly: what you sow is what you reap.

So by withholding your love you block your love and therefor you cannot recieve love. This creates an even greater illusion of separation. When you realise in your heart there is no sepration, you realise giving love to others is giving love to yourself. The trinity can be fullfilled. Giving love allows you to feel love and feeling love makes you live. Unconditional love is unlimited and comes from realising there is only one. You are a part of this (w)holyness. We are more than we are - we are one. And we are love!

If you patiently have been reading all the way down here I might as well share with you my personal story. For some years now I have felt low (not really depressed) and separated. I have lived the illusion of divinson. I knew about the unity, the whole, yet I didn't really know for I didn't live it. So this winter it culminated. I hit a low I couldn't stand. I was at a two perhaps (on a scale to ten where then is feeling extatic and glowing). So I made a decision. I wanted to live, I wanted to love. So I started work on myself and soon realised I wasn't really loving myself. I took it from there and started to treat myself as I would have treated anyone I love. Time, thoughts, words, gifts etc. At first it felt kind of strange. It's not really in our western culture to love yourself. Yet after some time it started feeling really good and that was really the turning point. That was when I started feeling the love I gave was sincere, true love ( I once learned; motion creates emotion, first you do and then you feel). And from there it has grown exponentially. Some days I feel as I'm a walking love bomb ready to hug anyone showing the least intention of invitation. I now have so much love to give I can truely say it's unlimited. And the best thing. I feel the love of others flowing in my life. I know other love me for who I am. They can still dislike my action and beliefs, yet I know they love my in their soul, even if they don't know this themselfs. For we are one and therefor I can easily give love even to those not giving me love. And if they accept it it's excellent, if they don't accept it I still feel the love given for it flows from my heart and soul.

I want to leave you with a final note today. A few final words of wisdom. Three qoutes that I find very empowering.

"Love is, above all else, the gift of oneself." //Jean Anouilh

"We can only learn to love by loving." //Iris Murdoch

"Love your neighbour as you love yourself"

In divine love and sound health
your servant
:P

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

DAY TWENTY - celebration

Congratulations

to me, to you and to the world. 20% done. I'm excited. Still, I still feel a bit low... I have been eating to much nuts these last few days and that makes me so tired in the evening. Thou I will get past this as well, it's probably an emotional cleanse. I have this beautiful friend (funny, I just have sooo many beautiful friends and I really love them all) and I read a comment she made in a discussion. She experienced severe emotional cleanse going raw and did overeat during this time, then her emotions settled at a good state and so did the eating. So I don't stress about it much, thou it's kind of dull to fall asleep putting your kids to bed (and still it's so cosy to fall asleep beside them). I'm sure the problem will resolve in the upcomming 30 days.

I haven't been celebrating much today, I'm saving it for the 25th day, thats one forth into my challenge. That's on Monday. I have to plan something. Something I like to DO. Hmmm.... gotta wake my inner child. What do I dream about doing...




First time I really understood the relationship between food and health was on an event in 2006. I know there was a relationship prior to this and I had changes some of my eating habits already, thou attending this event really made me grasp the great connection between the two. This event was the starting point for my current health journey.

I was not experiensing severe health issues, I had no cronic diseases (except for some slight inconvinience with asthma), no excess weight, no sickness or alike. Thou I had noticed that during the last years I had lost the energy and endurance I had when I was twenty. I could have accepted this fact of getting older, yet I didn't (and I'm glad I didn't). I remember thinking, "Twentysix is no age for feeling like this, I should have unlimited amounts of energy, an abundance of vitality and excellent endurance. Yet I don't. What is wrong?" This seminar answered some of my questions. And it really got me engaged in finding a solutin to my problem. I'm certain alkaline raw food is the answer. At least it has cured my asthma and created more energy and better endurance. Still I think I can get even more from it, since I haven't been totally true to my believes. I have been wasting my time, my money, my self asteem and a lot of credability among my friends. This challenge is here to change all that. To make me stay 100% raw and high alkaline.

The challenges I had, that made me start this journey in 2006, boils down to one thing really - getting enough nutrients into my body. This does not only mean eating sufficient amounts of nutrients. This also means that the body must be able to absorb and use the nutrients put into it. This is the root of ageing, the bodys lessened ability to absorb nutrients. That's why I believe in food combining and the alkaline diet.

Food combining helps the body absorb nutrients by not mixing food groups that interfer in digestion. For example fruits take two hours to digest, starches three, protein four... so mixing these might interfer with digestion and leave some parts of the food undigested. Undigested food have two problems. First problem is that all nutrients are not relesed, second is the fermentation of leftovers creating acid and possible bacterial and/or viral growt in the digestive tract. The second may damage the internal environment of the digenstive tract and therefor restrict the absorbtion of nutrients.

"The body is alkaline by design and acid by function", says Robert Young authour of the pH Miracle, so keeping the body in an alkaline state is essential for life. When the internal environment of the digestive tract becomes to acid it starts to get damaged. And if allowed to continue sooner or later we lose the ability to absorb nutrients. This weakens and ages the body in an increasing rate. For some persons an acid digestive tract leads to Chron's, IBS or even cancer. A good thing thou is the body's ability to heal itself. This is where an alkaline diet is most useful. Plentyfull of alkaline foods rich in chlorphyll is an excellent start.

So eating raw is for the nutrient content, eating alkaline is for the pH balance of my body and food combining is for best use of nutrients and a less stressful environment for the digestive tract.



Today I'm grateful for the abundance of sunshine present here today.
I'm grateful for having beautiful, healthy children (who have eaten raw supper with me yesterday and today, yay!)
I love moving my body, it's so light (thou I've never been overweight) and strong and lean.
I love myself for taking this challenge for real and I'm grateful for completing day twenty in an excellent fashion.
I'm also grateful for the time you took reading this. Thank you beloved.

In divine love and sound health
your servant
:P

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

DAY EIGHTEEN AND DAY NINETEEN - what I eat!

Greetings fellow human

The last days I have been very tired. I have been sleeping 8-10 hour a night since Friday. I feel a bit low as well today and I felt the same yesterday... I think I want to do something else in my life than giong to my work every day for the upcomming 30+ years or so. I want to do something inspireing, something that makes a difference in peoples lives, something that changes their perception of reality. I need to take my journey to another dimension. I don't know how or when, yet it have to be soon and I know how will come to me when time is ready. Freddie Mercury said it so well; "I want to break free". I say;

"Love is circulating in my life. I am grateful for everything. All strength, knowledge and wealth I need will come to me on my demand and in the rigth time."

This simple incantation I repeat to myself when I run (at least twice a week). I say it with emotion and strength. I say it and believe it. I feel it. And I feel great repeating it. When time is right I will find the strength to set myself free.

This is my aim for what foods I put into myself to fuel my body, mind and soul:

> air; outdoor, open window, breathing breaks, yoga, excercise.

> water; >4 litres of pure alkaline water on a daily basis

> food; raw >95%, alkaline foods; >80%
This means foods always allowed; leafy greens, most vegetables (espesially green ones), non-sweet fruits (like cucumber, tomatoes, paprika, avocado ect), soaked almonds, sprouts, extra virgin oils from olive, hemp, rape seeds and flax, grasses.
Foods in moderation; sweet fruits, most nuts, dehydrated or frozen food, lightly steemed vegetables.
Foods never allowed; animal protein (i.e. meat, chicken, fish, dairy), chemical addatives, processed sugars, processed carbohydrates, boiled, fried or deep fried foods, heated oils.

How can you live on that? Are you getting all nutrients needed? Don't you get bored? How about variety? are some of the questions I get about my dietary choises. It struck me today that I probably eat a more varied diet than most "all-eaters" and I probably get a wider span of nutrients and in a more balanced and cleaner way than most meat-eaters. When comparing to how I ate some 4 years ago, before this journey started, I eat a more varied diet today, even thou I ate "everything" back then. Now I enjoy at least 10-15 different leafy greens during the year, depending on season. I eat a wider range of vegetables (not only tomtoes, cucmber and paprika). I eat a wider range of fruits, all kinds. I eat more nuts, healthy oils and berries. I have started eating sprouts (super nutrient dense). I juice grasses. I juice! And I eat more organic and besides I don't destroy my nutrients by heating the food.

An interesting point of view is the fact that for some vegetables the nutrients become more available when the veggie is cooked, like carrots and kale. Yet I believe if chewed properly (until liquid) the difference is bridged. Also cooked food is (in my experience) very seldom chewed enough since it does not need to be chewed 30+ times to break down in your mouth. So the saliva isn't as present when breakdown begins in the digestive system. So this is a big part of my program as well; to chew slowly and thoroughly until the food is liquid. This is really hard, for time is often limited and I am used to (still) to chew fast. Thou I feel I have made progress, especially in terms of consitency. I still chew to fast, yet I cannot swallow if not almost liquid. Sometimes I use a blender to help me, thou I always chew a few times anyway.
Before we part for today I want to leave you a note;
"Live as if there was no tomorrow, learn as if you lived forever."
In divine love and sound health
your servant
:P

Sunday, June 14, 2009

DAY SEVENTEEN - juicefasting

Hey you,

today I continued my waterfast with a juicefast. It wasn't really planned, I just felt like it during my waterfast day and it has been a good day. Espesially since we went to Linda's mum's place. For some reason there is always an abundance of bad food there and for some reason I always used to fall back there. Today was not such a day. I was persistent in keeping my liquid fast. Drinking 1 litre of water with nettlepowder and ½ litre of almond milk with vanilla (sweetened with stevia) made it an easy journey. Still I felt hungry when dinner was served. I still like the smell of tacos, and there are a lot of greens and veggies served along with it. Yet I believe that the sensation of hunger is more linked to emotions than real hunger. almost 30 years of conditioning can't be wiped away easily without an effort. Yet I believe it can be wiped out rapidly with the right technics, suck as NLP or NAC. It's all about conditioning a new empowering pattern. Then of course I have to reinforce it regularly. Next time I smell cooked foods, and onwards, I will focus on something that I dislike and that makes me feel awful. Like slaughter, dairy production, industrial processing of foods or chemical addatives. I was thinking manure, then I realised I don't dislike that. It's so good for the soil and good soil is essential for good foods. So I'll just focus on the commercial food industry and it's ways to make money on behalf of human and animal health.

I have felt very tired these last few days, sleeping about 8-10 hours a night. This is a good sign as I see it for sleep is rest and rest is healing. Besides sleeping a lot I have been working out at least 30 minutes every day these last days as well. Being on my fast have left me not powerless, but tired and in great need for rest. It is, to me, a great sign of healing. Tomorrow I'll break my fast even thou I feel excellent fasting this time. I was to remember fasting as an excellent thing. A good thing that I have notcied already having these weekly fasts is that I tend to eat more controlled (meaning not stuffing myself with foods) those other days of the week. Normally it tends to accelerate from first eating day until the day before the fast. So fasting helps me get back on track. I very grateful for this insight and grateful that I'm staring to love fasts.

I managed to get some time of the family today to read. So I finished reading "don't eat this book" by Morgan Spurlock. I was in tears. Tears of fear and tear of joy. I strongly recoment this book for anyone with the least intrest in how the modern economy and hunt for money devastates peoples lives. And also creates a resistant as people find out the truth. I encourage you to be a strong force and choose with your fork. For the sake of mankind.

In divine love and sound health
your servant
:P

Saturday, June 13, 2009

DAY SIXTEEN - waterfasting

Hi dear friend,


and most welcome to this unique day. This day that will never return. What have you done to make this day rememberable? What have you done today to make this world a better place to live? In what ways have you given love to those around you? What is there in your life to be grateful for today? How have you improved the health and quality of your life today? Think of it...


These are my answers:
I have been waterfasting today to rest my digestive tract and let my body heal. I ran 7.8 k and did a short round of hatha yoga afterwards. I have been focusing on all good things in my life, like my family, that I have a roof above my head when it's cold and raining, good quality food on my table whenever I want it, loving friends, siblings and parents, a clear vision of my reason for being born and a plan for making it happen. These things creates ease on my mind and therefor improves my health. I'm also very grateful for all these things, especially all high quality relationships im co-creating. I'm grateful for the love circulating in my life and for the strength I feel in my body. I'm very thankful for obstacles appearing, for they make me grow. I have given love to my children by spending time with them, hugging, playing and telling them I love them. I have told my mother; I love you, when talking on the phone with her. I have made an effort to make this world a better place by giving love unconditionally to others and to myself, by being a friend and by giving myself the gift of healing.

Yesterday I stated I will by the end of this year have held at least 1 lecture on health and wellness. So I drew a brief plan before going to bed. This is what I need to do:
> Set a date fo the lecture
> Continue and complete my 100 days of health.
> Read, study and meditate on health, what it consits of and how it all fits together.
> Create a good motivating program, what and how.
> Market my lecture
> Book someplace to hold my lecture


Since it has been waterfast day today I feel very light and lean.
Tomorrow I will continue with one day of juicefasting since I feel the momentum of clensing.


In divine love and sound health
your servant
Pontus

Friday, June 12, 2009

DAYS FOURTEEN AND FIFTEEN - truth

"When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it--always." //Mahatma Ghandi

I got the China Study in the mail today. I started to read right away and reading the introduction really scared me . Then I remembered this qoute from Ghandi and it filled me with a new hope. The truth is bound to rise above all lies. And it will. I believe that time is soon. Looking at what is happening in China and great parts of the South East Asian world today, when the multi international companies are entreing these contries will be sad, yet very interensting. I hope someone conducts a new study following up on the health consequenses of dairy and meat now beeing "forced" on these people. Sure they want to eat the best diet in the world - the western diet. It sur is superior, at least in creating cancer, autoimmune diseases, diabets, degenerative diseases, heart disease, allergies and so on. Who wouldn't want that? The western lifestyle IS superior in all was wrecking havoc within the body and outside. So exiting times are ahead of us. Within and outside our human body. Just remember, we are all one...

Anyway, I have lots of exiting reading ahead of me. I find books like this one very profound and reliable. For what reason? Well mostly because they look at the world thru the same science that most western studies do. They follow the rules of modern science. Yet in a way I'm staring to turn away from these kind of mass studies because they are impersonal. I love stories, personal achievements, breakthroughs, healings, turnarounds. From all these I can make a "study" myself. Then I always go to my heart and ask. What is true to me? My heart always provides the right answer, no matter what the wolrd thinks. That's why I do what I do. That's why I do this!

These last two days I have been eating to much, espesially nuts and sweets (sweet fruit and honey). I feel it in my body. I have been pondering about what makes me want to eat all the time. Boredom is a frequent answer. As is connection. And self destruction.

Boredom is easily cured in a positive with sports, conversations, games and/or any contributing action. I would like to host a series of lectures on health in my community, yet I'm not sure I'm ready yet. I have to make a list of things I need to prepare myself with and a timeline for accompishing those objectives. Right here and now; I will keep my first lecture before the end of this year. OMG, what did I just do... eh, well might as well get started. :)

This might solve the connection issue. I will have to connect, yet in a different way. I will have to find things I have in common with people to be able to get thru with my message in a profound way. I can also connect with nature more often, espessially during the warm season. (Thou the last days have been really cold and rainy, who did ever call this summer?).

When it comes to self destruction I have to find a way to see myself as a successful man istread of a failure, for I believe this is the main reason. Seeing myself as a failure (even unconsciously) makes me do things that sabotages my success. I have to find strong reasons, and focus on them. I have to change my picture of who I am and how I see myself. I really must call a friend who I believe can help me change these things in an mpowering way, and fast!

So starting now I will take time to write down a plan for getting to an even more successful state of mind, to make my inner call a reality and to connect in several ways on several plans with all the world and universe.

So I'm signing of to get some thinking and writing done. Tomorrow I'll be back.

In divine love and sound health
your servant
Pontus

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

DAY THIRTEEN - fever

Hi ya'll, wazzup?



Hehe... today I got a call from kindergarden, had to pick up my daughter with fever.
Today it's a short post.

Briefly; no incidents. Stayed on track. Had a little surge for sweets this evening, so I made a raw dessert out of almonds, raisins, coconut oil, vanilla powder and cacao. Delicious!

Today I'm grateful about the positive energy flowing in my life at this precios moment.
Today I'm happy for having a loving family.
Today I'm exited about all new inspiering connections I have made thru my raw diet.
Today I'm in love with humanity and nature.

Before bedtime I invite you to a nightcap. I raise my glass of ginger/celery/carrot juice.
Let us drink to sound health and vibrant energy.

In divine love
:P

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

DAY TWELVE - a good day in my life

Hi and welcome

I feel a bit tired today and will head of to bed soon. Just wanted to write a little about today. I have had an awsome day with great feelings and good choices. This day have been an exellent day from my current perspective. I will describe it as it have been to give you a glance of what my day to day living consists of at the moment.

5:40 Woke up five min before the alarm. Got up immediately and started my morning routines. I extended my yoga by five min and added a five minute eye workout. After my shower and helping to dress my daugther I had breakfast; almond/banana/blueberry smoothie in a bowl with nuts and seeds. I shared it with my two wonderful kids. They love this breakfast.

Then we biked to kindergarden. Tuesdays (and Wednesdays) I leave and pick up the kids. Icontinued to work and by nine I drank 1 litre of water. Had two meetings and then it was time for lunch: 75 g leafy sallads, 1 cucumber, 1 paprika, 1 tbsp rape seed oil, seasalt.

I ended my lunch with a 30 minutes brief walk. The weather was cloudy yet nice and cool. Perfect for brief walks. Worked some more until 3 pm and jumped on my bike to pick up the kids from kindergarden. On my way home I picked nettles and cloves for dinner. Spent some time barefooted in the garden caring for it and enjoying the sun, who came out from his hiding place behind the clouds. Kids were playing. I often play with them and love it.

At 5 pm I went in and made a raw meal for us. Cucumber, carrots, nettle/cloves/ginger/leek/honey/sunflower/sea salt/stevia seed dip, cauliflower, paprika. I had a small nettle soup in addition to the other foods. Then Linda (my common-law spouse and the mother of my children) came home. The clock was 6 pm and it was time for evening routines for the kids. Children's programme, pyjamas, tooth brushing, book, sleep.

8 pm I'm on the net to check in with my friends online and write this blog. Now, at 9.30 pm I will go and have a litre of pure alkaline water and spend some time with Linda before bedtime. God night and see you tomorrow.

Today I'm grateful for having made excellent eating choices, for spending an extra two hours with my kids and for having a lot of supportive friends around this globe. Thank you all.

In divine love
:P

Monday, June 8, 2009

DAY ELEVEN - eating habits

Most welcome my friend

Now that you know my daily routines(that are quite easy acctually) I thought I'd be a great idea to talk about what I aim to eat. I might also be good to tell you that these are the aims I have. I cannot do all these things living where I do at this point in time in a reasonable way so I do the best I can with what is possible and reasonable.

These are my eating aims:

1. Eat foods that are giving the most nutrients possible with the least amount of energy needed from the body. This means all meat, fish, poultry, dairy and chemicals are banned. Greens, vegetables and fruits, nuts, healthy oils and salt is my main focus. (I'll go deeper into this one in a later post looking at where I stand in nutrition and body chemestry.)

2. Eat foods that are organic or biodynamic and in peace with nature and locally grown. I choose first organic/biodynamic, second local, whenver possible and within reasonable prices. A huge problem for me is the avialibility of biodynamic foods, it's almost non-existent. Organic foods are easier, still a lot of things are not. Locally grown produce is easy during the summer and early autumn.

3. Eat living foods for a living body. Avoid foods heated above body temperature and frozen foods. Frozen and dehydrated foods I can have occasionally. I have no real need for dehydrated food. Sometimes I dry food (like sprouts) in room temperature, but not very often. Frozen is harder. During most of the year a lot of berries are not availible if not bought frozen. I also pick my own berries and to be able to eat all I have to freeze. So I choose fresh in season at the moment and if not aviailible I choose frozen. A solution is to not eat berries during non-season, yet I'm not prepared to take that step right now. Also processed raw foods is a second choice. I don't eat much of these, except cold pressed extra vigin oils.

4. Eat no more than 3 different foods at the same time that don't interfear with each other. Remenber to not mix certain food groups. (I will come back to this point in a later post.)

5. Eat about 500 g at each meal twice a day. This point has alot to do with healing and focusing on the right foods. At the moment I eat breakfast, lunch and an evening meal most days. Some days I snack, some days I replace a meal with a large juice. (I will treat this in a later post.)

6. Eat with the sky above my head and the grass beneth my feet, i.e. outdoors barefooted in nature. This point is really hard to do in Sweden during the cold season, 4-5 month. Some days, living a "normal" life, it can also be hard to do, yet I try to at least get skin contact with nature at least once every day. Most days I get barefooted and stroll in the grass. Other days I let my hand or my face touch the leaves of a tree or a bush. I breath and feel the unity. I try to eat at least one meal outside, most often it's the evening meal.

7. Eat slowly, chew each bite until liquid. Don't eat if emotionally upset. Breath and relax. I have a hard time doing this. In the morning I have to get to work or get up even earlier and I don't see that as an option at the moment, so I try to just relax and eat as slow as possible without feeling stressed out. Lunch at work is time flexible yet I like to get outside to take a walk after lunch and I don't want to have to work all evening. Normally I eat for about 45 minutes to an hour and try to enjoy the company of my colleges fully. Sometimes I get a bit stressed when I have a meeting after lunch. My evening meal is sometimes taken in with my family. And eating with kids can be a bit stressful. If eaten later (after kids bedtime) it's easier to focus and eat slowly. I try to remeber to focus on the good healing properties of the foods I eat. I don't always succed in this - yet.

8. Drink sufficient amounts of pure alkaline water. The body is made out of +70% water so drinking is important. I go by the rule 1 litre/15 kg (appx. 1 quart/30 pounds). This means about 4 litre (1 gallon) for me each day. I dring one litre upon arising in the morning, one litre in the morning (around 9-10 am), one litre in the afternoon (aroung 3-5 pm) and one litre just before bedtime. Drinking also helps in keeping cravings away. If I get craving I normally first have a big glas of water and wait for 15-30 minutes. If I still have cravings I try to choose something non-sweet. (I will come back to this in a later post.)

This is the eating habits I'd like to fully embrace. I cannot at the moment and if I'm really gonna be able to, I probably have to move to a warmer climate.

Today I had an attack of cravings just after lunch, which consisted of greens, apples, coconut oil and raisins. I got this surge for sweets and had some figs afterwards. That made my cravings even stronger and I had some more raisins and almonds. I really like the taste and didn't feel any guilt about it. It was all raw. Yet one to two hour after my meal I felt gassy and sluggish. I had this ache in my digestive tract. It lasted for about 4 hours. I had only a vegetable juice this evening. I'm very grateful for this experience. I learned to not mix nuts and sweets. I "knew" this before, yet today I really felt an emotional learning took place. I'm happy for that. I love what I'm experiencing. I love the learning and connection within myself. I love myself.

"love your neighbor as you love yourself"

I like this quote for it presuppose you love yourself in order to love your neighbor. More people should allow themselfs to love themselfs. Hug yourself and tell yourself; I love me. It is kind of strange in the beginnning, yet very uplifting and makes you elated after a few times.
I wish you a vibrant day, full of love, laughter and true gratitude. Tell the good word to others. Be a messanger of love and peace. Inspire and live.

In divine love
:P